Get paid to speak your language! Linguistics seeks speakers of languages not taught at WWU

Did you grow up speaking a language other than English? Is that language not taught at WWU? Are you interested in learning more about your language?

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Through detailed interviews with language speakers, linguists explore the sounds, grammar and meaning of the world’s languages. The Linguistics Department at WWU is seeking a language consultant for Spring 2024. If this work sounds interesting to you, reach out to us!

Language consultants should expect to participate in several interviews a week with researchers at WWU throughout Spring Quarter, 2024, about 10 weeks. They will be paid a rate of $30/hour.

This position will be in-person at the WWU main campus in Bellingham.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact the research team at

Contact: Virginia Dawson,

Hours/Week: 6-10 hours/week

Pay Rate: $30/hour

Job Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., plus additional time as needed.

Job Duration: 04/02/2024-06/14/2024

AA/EO.  For disability accommodation, please contact Sara Helms, 360-650-3914,